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When it comes to Mother’s Day, there are two acceptable ways to start her day: greet Mom with breakfast on a tray, or treat her to a lavish brunch. We prefer the latter. So here are a few cocktail recipes from Azzurre  spirits perfect to liven up the mid-morning meal.

BloodyMary

Reverse Bloody Mary

By Paul Johnsen, USBG President, Orlando
Makes 2

  • 4 oz Azzurre Vodka
  • 4 oz tomato juice
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh tomato, chunks
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Horseradish (optional)
  • Garnishes: pickled green beans, olives, celery, tomatoes
  • Glass: rocks

The night before: In a blender, combine all ingredients except vodka. Pour into an ice tray, freeze.

When ready to serve: Take the ice tray out about 10 minutes before serving to allow frozen tomato mixture to thaw slightly. In a rocks glass, add the ice, and top with vodka. Stir 10 times to release juices. Garnish as desired.

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Azzurre Mama-Tea-To

  • 2 oz Azzurre Gin
  • 1 oz fresh lime Juice
  • 1 oz brewed green tea
  • ¾ oz Agave Nectar
  • Small bunch of mint leaves
  • Crushed Ice on Top
  • Garnish: Mint Sprig

In a rocks glass, combine all ingredients, muddle. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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Azzurre Lavender Collins

  • 1.5 oz Azzurre Gin
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz lavender syrup
  • Top club soda

Lemon wedge and lavender sprig for garnish. Squeeze lemon into a Collins glass to release juice and oils. Add lavender syrup and Azzurre gin.  Stir and fill with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge and lavender sprig.